History Literature / NakedLunch

12th Jul '17 2:47:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ImmodestOrgasm: Described as 'like a shooting star'.

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* ImmodestOrgasm: TheImmodestOrgasm: Described as 'like a shooting star'.
27th Dec '16 9:02:11 AM Discar
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-->--[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Nelson Muntz]], after seeing the movie.

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23rd Sep '16 7:11:58 AM GGCrono
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->"[[NonIndicativeTitle I can think of at least two things wrong with that title.]]"

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23rd Sep '16 7:11:39 AM GGCrono
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->"[[NonIndicativeTitle I can think of at least two things wrong with that title.]]"
-->--[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Nelson Muntz]], after seeing the movie.
29th Jul '16 8:39:44 AM 06tele
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* VillainProtagonist: A. J. is the intended hero of the book, a 'laughable lovable eccentric' whose track list of pranks include spiking the punch at a Fluoride Society meeting with a vine that melts the gums; spraying himself with bug spray, then releasing a swarm of potent, aphrodisiac insects into the New York Metropolitan, creating a massive orgy; and initiating a riot at a Five Star restaurant that ends with the owner being eaten by famished hogs.

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* TheTrickster: A.J. is this.
* VillainProtagonist: A. J. is the intended hero of the book, a 'laughable lovable eccentric' whose track list of pranks include spiking the punch at a Fluoride Society meeting with a vine that melts the gums; spraying himself with bug spray, then releasing a swarm of potent, aphrodisiac insects into the New York Metropolitan, creating a massive orgy; and initiating a riot at a Five Star restaurant that ends with the owner being eaten by famished hogs.
21st Jul '16 5:52:38 PM thatother1dude
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Some editions of the book include an author's foreword, where Burroughs [[DontExplainTheJoke explains the title]]. The phrase "naked lunch" is meant to describe the [[CassandraTruth unvarnished truth about what people do to survive in society]]. The specific lunch that Burroughs wants to unclothe is the custom of [[ThouShaltNotKill capital punishment]]. He objects to the fact that many [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner people who endorse capital punishment]] are still reluctant to pull the switch, throw the first stone, or otherwise take on the moral responsibility for the killing of a human being. In a sense, "naked lunch" is the opposite of euphemism. Thus his famous quote, "Let them see what is at the end of that long newspaper spoon." Of course, Burroughs, by his own admission, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs doesn't remember writing most of the actual text of the book]], so the author's foreword could very well be RetCon.

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Some editions of the book include an author's foreword, where Burroughs [[DontExplainTheJoke explains the title]].title. The phrase "naked lunch" is meant to describe the [[CassandraTruth unvarnished truth about what people do to survive in society]]. The specific lunch that Burroughs wants to unclothe is the custom of [[ThouShaltNotKill capital punishment]]. He objects to the fact that many [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner people who endorse capital punishment]] are still reluctant to pull the switch, throw the first stone, or otherwise take on the moral responsibility for the killing of a human being. In a sense, "naked lunch" is the opposite of euphemism. Thus his famous quote, "Let them see what is at the end of that long newspaper spoon." Of course, Burroughs, by his own admission, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs doesn't remember writing most of the actual text of the book]], so the author's foreword could very well be RetCon.
30th May '16 6:40:27 PM Aspr3
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* FakeBrit: A.J., whose British accent 'waned with the British empire'.
30th May '16 6:37:48 PM Aspr3
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* BannedInChina: In 1965, this was the last major work of literature to get unbanned in the American town of Boston (which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banned_in_Boston banned quite a lot of things]].)
27th Mar '16 5:29:12 PM ThePocket
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* WordSaladTitle: Created accidentally by Burroughs' friends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; while the work was still in progress, Ginsberg was reading aloud from the book (a portion, ironically, that was cut in later drafts), and Kerouac misheard two words and blurted out something like: '"Naked ''lunch?''" What the hell does ''that'' mean?'

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* WordSaladTitle: Created accidentally by Burroughs' friends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; while the work was still in progress, Ginsberg was reading aloud from the book (a portion, ironically, that was cut in later drafts), and Kerouac misheard two words and blurted out something like: '"Naked ''lunch?''" "'Naked ''lunch'''? What the hell does ''that'' mean?'mean?"
19th Jan '16 6:35:48 PM JakesBrain
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* WalkingTheEarth: Essentially what Burroughs did in the fifties, migrating from Chicago to New York to Mexico to South America to Tangiers to London. ''Junky'', ''Queer'', and ''Naked Lunch'' are all based on these experiences.

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* WalkingTheEarth: Essentially what Burroughs did in the fifties, migrating from Chicago to New York to Texas to Mexico to South America to Tangiers to London.London to Paris. ''Junky'', ''Queer'', and ''Naked Lunch'' are all based on these experiences.
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